5-Ingredient Vegetarian Chili

Absolutely idiot-proof, 5-ingredient, vegetarian chili, but pretty darn tasty. Serve with cornbread for a simple, delicious dinner.

5-Ingredient Vegetarian Chili
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until transparent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes, beans, and chili powder; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or longer.

Cook's Notes:

Use any type of beans (black, kidney, pinto, or whatever you like) but for best results use 2 different types.

This chili gets better the longer it cooks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
2g Fat
29g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 789mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 676mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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